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We're CGS and we build futures.


We build them with all sorts of people

at all ages and stages of their careers,

some working, some not working,

some forced not to work.


We meet first a bundle of emotions

which becomes in conversation

a real and uniquely talented person

with whom we work to build futures

in all shapes and sizes.


The common factor is that each future

is the right one for the client

because s/he's the one making

the choices which build them.


    CGS exists to address two questions: How should I think about the rest of my career? and What should I do about it?  Click here to see how we set about finding the answers.


  • CGS offers a completely personal, tailored, open-ended outplacement to senior executives and professionals; also mentoring services to CEOs and senior leaders. 

  • A very merry Christmas to all our readers, clients past and present, and any passing browsers. 

    Next April we shall celebarate 15 years as a company and, in May, 20 years in the business of career consultancy. 

    Every moment has been a joy and still, after several hundred clients, there is a little leap each time I meet someone new: what will be the story?  Who is this bundle of emotions? Where and how will s/he build a future?

    Long may it last, and a big thank you to all those friends and alumni who have intorduced friends, relations, colleagues and others for at least an initial conversation.


We are delighted to have discovered that CGS has a patron saint, no less.  It transpires that St Barnabas is the patron saint of Encouragers: and we reckon that encouraging is exactly what we do.  For good measure the priest added that encouragers often chastise those whom they seek to encourage, which we hope we do less often ...

Uncle Rod's Deathless One-Liners

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'They've got to understand' is always spoken by a loser